UN disarmament team heads for Syria
1 October 2013 Last updated at 12:44 BST
A team of international disarmament experts is due to arrive in Damascus to begin work on dismantling Syria's chemical weapons arsenal.
Syria says it will co-operate with the mission, which was launched after a US-Russia deal endorsed by the UN Security Council.
It is the first time the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has been asked to destroy a country's chemical arms during a war.
Watch the UN weapons inspectors depart on their dangerous task.